Messed Update?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Eric Lewis, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

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    #1
    My sister was updating her macbook..and she didnt realize it wasnt down..so she shut down her system about half way?

    Now it boots and stops at the blue screen?

    What should i do?
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

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  3. J@ffa macrumors 6502a

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    Do you know what she was updating it to? That's the most important thing. Either way, two possible solutions.

    The first, and quickest, requires you to have another Mac about. Boot her MacBook in target firewire mode (turn it on while holding the 'T' key until the firewire logo appears on the MacBook's screen) and then connect a firewire cable from there to your Mac. Then grab either the 10.4.11 or 10.5.2 combo updates and install them to her machine.

    The second slower but probably more foolproof method is to grab the original OS discs that came with the MacBook and perform and 'archive and install', but MAKE SURE you tick the 'preserve users and network settings' checkbox. Once you've done that, you can just update everything from there.
     
  4. Eric Lewis thread starter macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

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    Ill try the firewire method

    if not..will everything be lost for archieve
     
  5. scott:mac macrumors regular

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    Have you backed your system up? These are the reasons you should ALWAYS back up.
    Archive and install sets your sisters Macbook back to the original Version like a system restore.

    Hope it works out.

    Scott
     

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